Man who was killed while helping apparent drunken driver in ditch identified

THREE LAKES, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Three Lakes man killed by an alleged drunken driver after he was run over when he tried to help pull the driver out of a ditch.

The Oneida County Sheriff's County Office said Sunday that 59-year-old George Steinhaus was pronounced dead at the scene Friday night.

An initial investigation showed the truck was heading northbound on Highway X in the town of Three Lakes when it went into the southbound ditch.

Steinhaus was trying to help pull the truck out when he was hit as the truck exited the ditch.

The 29-year-old driver was arrested and is facing several possible charges.


THREE LAKES, Wis. (AP) — A Three Lakes man was killed by an apparent drunken driver after he was run over when he stopped to help pull the driver out of a ditch.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office says authorities got a call about 9:30 p.m. Friday about a pedestrian who had been backed over by a truck on Highway X in the town of Three Lakes.

Authorities say the 59-year-old pedestrian was trying to help when he was hit by the vehicle as it exited the ditch.

The 29-year-old driver was arrested on charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and other counts.

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